Beer is the nectar of the gods, but it comes at a price. Beer goggles make incredibly sane people commit epic acts of self destruction. Man the harppoons... no! wait.. nuke em, thats the only way to make sure.
There's just so many unanswered questions that are thrown up when you closely examine the events leading up to the destruction of the Death Star at the end of Episode IV. Why did Darth break protocol and pilot that TIE fighter?